Pipeline News September 2018 Business News

September 2018

Perma-Pipe names James senior VP – Americas

Perma-Pipe International Holdings Inc. announced the appointment of Scott James to senior vice president – Americas, with full operating and financial responsibility for Perma-Pipe’s business in the Americas region including pursuing expansion of new markets for the continued growth of the Perma-Pipe brand. James replaces long-term industry veteran John Carusiello who is retiring.

James has extensive experience working globally including in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. His scope of experience covers a variety of industry sectors including Oil and Gas, Automotive, Aerospace and Utilities. He joins Perma-Pipe from the Houston office of Corrpro, an Aegion company, which provides pipeline integrity and cathodic protection services. Prior to that, he served at RAE Energy as well as Stanley Oil & Gas, focusing on non-destructive testing, field joint coating and welding services for the pipeline industry. He also held a variety of leadership roles for Shawcor, which specializes in the application of anti-corrosion coatings, thermal insulation coatings, field joint coatings, and welding/fabrication activities for steel pipe intended for oil & gas pipeline construction.

Williams appoints Buese to Board of Directors

The Williams Companies Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Nancy K. Buese as an independent director on the Board, effective immediately.

Buese is a highly-skilled and extremely knowledgeable industry leader and currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Newmont Mining Corp. She brings 25 years of experience in financial leadership roles to the Board. Prior to her current position at Newmont, Buese served as executive vice president and CFO for MPLX, a publicly traded midstream energy company, and as executive vice president and CFO for MarkWest Energy Partners prior to its acquisition by MPLX.

Buese fills the vacancy on the Board created by the retirement of former longtime Board member Janice Stoney, and has been appointed to the Board’s Compensation and Management Development, and Environmental Health & Safety committees.

The Williams Board of Directors now consists of 11 members, ten of whom are independent.


NDT Global promotes Leslie to chief sales officer

NDT Global announced the senior appointment of Nathan Leslie to the role of chief sales officer.

Having joined NDT Global in 2014, Leslie held the position of USA key account team manager, supporting several of NDT’s largest clients identify critical corrosion and crack like features in their pipeline assets, utilizing high-resolution ultrasonic technologies.

With over a decade of experience in the oil and gas industry, Leslie brings an in-depth knowledge and proven record of accomplishment of expanding presence and market share.


Zhao joins Xodus Group as advanced engineering lead

International energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed Dr. Tao Zhao as its new advanced engineering lead.

With over 15 years’ experience in subsea pipeline and riser design and analysis, Zhao joins Xodus from Heerema Marine Contractors. Throughout his career, he has provided a range of analysis for offshore contractor and engineering consultants in both Thailand and the UK.

The appointment of Zhao follows the recent additions of David Livermore and Gareth Jones.

Livermore joins as a technical safety and human factors consultant, who specializes in the human element of risk. The appointment will enable Xodus to advise clients on human factor risks to increase safe and efficient operations offshore.

Joining as a principal consultant in decommissioning, Jones has more than 12 years’ experience and will also be responsible for advising and supporting operators on the environmental and social impacts associated with oil and gas activities.


Kreuz Subsea completes executive team with CFO appointment

Global integrated subsea services business, Kreuz Subsea, has announced the appointment of Thomas Liew as the Group’s chief financial officer. His arrival completes the company’s reorganization phase of its international growth strategy.

Liew has more than 20 years’ experience in senior financial positions, leading multi-entity organizations in the Asia Pacific region and has been instrumental in driving growth and profitability through the implementation of key operating structures.

His previous roles include VP Finance at ALSTOM Grid where he was CFO for ALSTOM’s EPC business in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to ALSTOM, Liew also held key finance and strategy positions with SONY Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, and SingTel Ltd.


NuStar GP Holdings completes merger with NuStar Energy

 NuStar GP Holdings LLC and NuStar Energy LP have announced that the merger of NSH with a subsidiary of NS was completed.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, NSH unitholders are entitled to receive 0.55 of a common unit representing a limited partner interest in NS in exchange for each NSH unit owned at the effective time of the merger. Cash will be paid to NSH unitholders in accordance with the merger agreement in lieu of any fractional units they otherwise would have been entitled to receive. As previously announced, the transaction has resulted in the cancellation of the 2% economic general partner interest in NS, the incentive distribution rights in NS and approximately 10.2 million NS common units owned by subsidiaries of NSH.

Following the closing of the merger, NuStar’s directors are: William E. Greehey, Bradley C. Barron, J. Dan Bates, William B. Burnett, James F. (Fully) Clingman, Jr., Dan J. Hill, Jelynne LeBlanc-Burley, Robert J. Munch and W. Grady Rosier.